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In the following sentences, four options are given. You are required to identify the best way of writing the sentence in the context of the correct usage of standard written English. While doing so, you have to ensure that the message being conveyed remains the same in all the cases.

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The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kind of goods.

A. The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kind of goods.

B. The shopkeeper hadnt hardly any of those kinds of goods.

C. The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kind of goods.

D. The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kinds of goods.

Correct Answer :

D. The shopkeeper had hardly any of those kinds of goods.


This corrects the double negative (hadnt hardly) and also uses those with kinds correctly.

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In each question, there are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option.
A. It is sometimes told that democratic.
B. government originated in the city-states.
C. of ancient Greece. Democratic ideals have been handed to us from that time.
D. In truth, however, this is an unhelpful assertion.
E. The Greeks gave us the word, hence did not provide us with a model.

A. A, B & D

B. B, C & D

C. B & D

D. B only

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In the following questions, four different ways of writing a sentence are indicated. Choose the best way of writing the sentence.
A. Burger King is planning to expand their product baskets by including low-calorie diet for health conscious consumers, faced with a growing backlash against processed food products.
B. Faced with a growing backlash against processed food products in the West, Burger King is including low-calorie diet for health conscious consumers and planning to expand its product basket.
C. Including low-calorie diet for health conscious consumers and faced with a growing backlash against processed food products in the West, Burger King is planning to expand his product basket.
D. Faced with a growing backlash against processed food products in the West, Burger King is planning to expand its product basket by including low-calorie diet for health conscious consumers.

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

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Because of his tennis elbow injury, Pete Sampras has not and possibly never will be able to pick up the bat again.

A. Because of his tennis elbow injury, Pete Sampras has not and possibly never will be able to pick up the bat again.

B. Because of his tennis elbow injury, Pete Sampras has not and possibly will never be able to pick up the bat again.

C. Because of his tennis elbow injury, Pete Sampras has not been and possible never would be able to pick up the bat again.

D. Because of his tennis elbow injury, Pete Sampras has not been able to and possibly never will be able to pick up the bat again.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The Manager would like you to help him locate the default.

A. If you help him locate the default, the Manager would like you.

B. The Manager desires that you should provide him the necessary assistance to locate the default.

C. The Manager feels that if you do not help him the fault will not be located.

D. The Manager expects that the default should be located only with your help.

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Except for you and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl.

A. Except for him and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl

B. With the exception of you and I, everyone brought a present for the little birthday girl

C. Except for you and I, everyone had brought a present for the little birthday girl

D. Except for you and me, everyone brought present for the little birthday girl

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In each of the following questions, one or more of the sentences is/are incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence(s).
A. As the growing economy makes increasing demands on infrastructure inputs, these problems could worsen in the coming year.
B. Therefore, addressing infrastructure gaps needs to doing our topmost priority next year.
C. The second risk lies in the global macroeconomic imbalances, reflected in the twin deficits of the US and rising surpluses of Asia.
D. The longer these imbalances have persisted, the greater has become the risk of a disruptive correction.

A. A only

B. B only

C. D only

D. C only

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The Indian cricket teams winning its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

A. The Indian cricket teams winning its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

B. The Indian cricket team having won its first game of the 2007 World Cup, excited the fans of the team.

C. The Indian cricket teams having won its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

D. The Indian cricket teams winning its first game of the 2007 World Cup excited the fans of the team.

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. Led by religious fervor and misplaced enthusiasm to expose the hypocrisy of the government, if it anyhow could, the opposition was most outspoken.
B. He hesitated to accept the offer, as he didnt think the salary would be enough for a man with a family of six.
C. I remember having read somewhere that the first satellite was launched by Russians.
D. The tallest among them expressed a keen desire to sit under the shade of a tree.

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. He made a blunder mistake.

B. I have learnt this lesson word by word.

C. She does not know swimming.

D. He got his daughter married.

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In each question, there are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option.
A. So once an economy is actually in recession,
B. the authorities can, in principle, move the economy.
C. out of slump - assuming hypothetically.
D. that they know how to - by a temporary stimuli.
E. In the longer term, however, such policies have no affect on the overall behaviour of the economy.

A. A, B & E

B. B, C & E

C. C & D

D. A & B

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Whenever there is a new Mathematics question, usually I am knowing the answer but I am simply forgetting it.

A. the sentence has one error.

B. the sentence has two errors.

C. the sentence has three errors.

D. the sentence has four or more errors.

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. She was one of the first authors to point at the importance of womens subsistence activities particularly in rural areas in predominantly agricultural countries, and the underestimation of such activities in the conventional method of national income accounting.

B. She was one of the first authors to point out the importance of womens subsistence activities particularly in rural areas in predominantly agricultural countries, and such underestimation of activities in the conventional method of national income accounting.

C. She was one of the first authors to point at the importance of womens subsistence activities, particularly in rural areas in predominantly agricultural countries, and such underestimation of activities in the conventional method of national income accounting.

D. She was one of the first authors to point out the importance of womens subsistence activities in predominantly agricultural countries, and the underestimation of such activities in the conventional methods of national income accounting.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
Not only was he efficient but also welcoming in nature.

A. He not only was competent but also friendly in nature.

B. Not only was he competent but also friendly in nature.

C. He not only was competent but friendly too in nature.

D. He was not only competent but also friendly in nature.

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. Like a woman I once met on the bus, the hostess attire was somewhat flamboyant.
B. The tycoon contributed more to the candidates campaign than anyone else in the industry.
C. Unaccustomed to being spontaneous, Jill couldnt decide whether she should be spending her bonus on a new computer.
D. The new mother spent most of the day worrying over her sons safety.

A. B

B. C

C. A and D

D. None of these

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. Pele, whom many people consider is the greatest footballer of all times, represented Brazil in four World Cups.

B. When the news about the decline in the quarterly sales of the product broke out, it was difficult to say who the company would hold responsible for this disaster.

C. When the tension with the business partners increased, Mr. Singh decided to visit them personally and talk to whomever is willing to sort the discord

D. Who do you think was supposed to meet Mr. Brown from the news bureau, the well-known author, during his week-long visit to Delhi?

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
When one travels by Air Sitara you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

A. When one travels by Air Sitara you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

B. When you travel by Air Sitara one often finds that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

C. As you travel by Air Sitara you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

D. If you travel by Air Sitara you often find that the prices are high and that the journey experience is extremely poor.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
If she were to win the Olympic medal, I for one would be surprised.

A. If she were to win the Olympic medal, I for one would be surprised.

B. If she were to go on to win the Olympic medal, I for one would be surprised.

C. If she becomes the winner of the Olympic medal, I for one would be surprised.

D. In the event that she would win the Olympic medal, I for one would be surprised.

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Had he realised how close he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.

A. Had he realised how close he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.

B. If he would have realised how close he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.

C. Had he had realised how close he was to failing, he would not have gone to the party.

D. When he realized how close he was to failing, he did not go to the party.

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. The quick-witted hostess pitched a tent over the garden party, a way to protect the guests from the imminent rain.
B. Similar in so many ways, the parents were still able to distinguish between the twins.
C. Based on the recent decline in enrollment, the admissions office decided to reevaluate its recruitment strategies.
D. Unaccustomed to the rigors of college life, Jamess grades dropped.

A. B

B. C

C. A and D

D. None of these

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

A. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to sun bathe on the shore.

B. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed splashing in the pool, to have a bath in the ocean, and, particularly to sun bathe on the shore.

C. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool to bathe in the ocean, and, particularly sun bathing on the shore.

D. The entire cast and crew of the film, enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, sun bathing on the shore.

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. Mary returned the dress to the store, which was torn at one of the seams.
B. We enjoy meeting people having different interests.
C. Obstinate and surly, the managers attitude alienated his employees.
D. As with other children in her neighborhood who were home-schooled, Joan sometimes missed being in a classroom with her peers.

A. B

B. C

C. A and D

D. None of these

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In the following questions, only one statement is grammatically correct. Identify the correct one.

A. Your advise does not seem to have had any effect

B. Your advice do not seems to have had any effect

C. Your advice do not seem to have had any effect

D. Your advise does not seem to have had any effects

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Identify the correct sentence or sentences. Check grammar, usage, semantics, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.
A. Sam was away on vacation longer than his friends.
B. Most of the audience did not enjoy the concert, likening it to grinding up metal.
C. Owning a car is still Dans goal, like that of his parents when they were his age.
D. Covering the floors with tiles costs twice as much as linoleum.

A. B

B. C

C. A and D

D. None of these

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In the following questions, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.
They watched. They wondered. They were unable to find the reason.

A. They watched and wondered till they were unable to find the reason.

B. They watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.

C. They had watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.

D. They watched and wondered despite being unable to find the reason.

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If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

A. If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

B. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

C. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty together, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

D. If we cooperate with each other by dividing the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The moral of the entire story is how money doesnt make you happy.

A. The moral of the entire story is how money doesnt make you happy.

B. The moral of the entire story is that money doesnt make you happy.

C. In this novel, its moral of the story is how money doesnt make you happy.

D. That money does not make you happy, is the entire moral of the story.

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In each question, a sentence is written in four different ways. Choose the option which gives the most effective and grammatically correct sentence. Pay attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction.

A. He must again learn to invoke the energy of growing things and to recognize, that one can be taking from the earth and the atmosphere only so much as one puts back into them, as did the ancient in India centuries ago.

B. As did the ancient in India centuries ago, he must again learn to invoke the energy of growing things and to recognize that one can take from the earth and the atmosphere, only so much as they put into them.

C. He must again learn to invoke the energy of growing things and to recognize, as did the ancient in India centuries ago, that one can take from the earth and the atmosphere, only so much as one puts back into them.

D. He must again learn, as did the ancient in India centuries ago, to invoke the energy of growing things and to recognize, that one can be taking from the earth and the atmosphere, only so much as one puts back into them.

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In the following questions, four different ways of writing a sentence are indicated. Choose the best way of writing the sentence.
A. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.
B. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and costs are artificially escalated with a large number of devices and black money is generated through underhand deals.
C. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians, and by a large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated on underhand deals.
D. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and by large number of devices costs are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

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For each statement there are four different sentences given below it. Pick out the one that most appropriately conveys the meaning of the statement.
The twelve-hour work day not only has been reduced to one of ten hours but also, in some lines of work, to below eight hours.

A. The twelve-hour work day not only has been reduced to one of ten hours but also, in some lines of work, to below eight hours.

B. Not only has the twelve-hour work day been reduced to one of ten hours but also, in some lines of work, to below eight hours.

C. The twelve-hour work day has not only been reduced to one of ten hours but also, in some lines of work, to below eight hours.

D. The twelve-hour work day has been reduced not only to one of ten hours but also, in some lines of work, to below eight hours.

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GT has many good faculties who are very good in their respective subjects and you can go to them anytime and discuss about your problems. Once the English faculty discussed about an idiom and asked us to translate it word to word.

A. the sentence has one error.

B. the sentence has two errors.

C. the sentence has three errors.

D. the sentence has four or more errors.